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What was the point of
Romney’s CPAC speech?

Washington Examiner [DC], by Philip Klein

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Posted By:JoniTx, 3/15/2013 2:46:32 PM

On Friday afternoon at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Mitt Romney delivered his first major speech since losing the presidential election. He entered to a big standing ovation and gave a short speech that was well-received by the crowd. But it’s not clear why he felt compelled to make the speech. “As someone who just lost the last election, I’m probably not the best person to chart the course for the next election,” Romney said, before advising that conservatives should listen to blue state Republican governors more. Romney also spoke about the people he met on the campaign trail

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Includes a link to his full speech.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pomom, 3/15/2013 2:53:53 PM     (No. 9226894)

Learn from his mistakes, for starters.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 3/15/2013 3:03:43 PM     (No. 9226910)

He was invited. He graciously accepted, was warmly welcomed and gave a short speech. What is the problem?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: absalom, 3/15/2013 3:03:57 PM     (No. 9226911)

What was the point of his speech? Better question is; what was the point of Romney!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Straitpath, 3/15/2013 3:13:14 PM     (No. 9226924)

The point of Romney? He was the Republican candidate for president. A goo decent man who would have been directing the country back to greatness.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Aria, 3/15/2013 3:13:34 PM     (No. 9226925)

Romney said he´d repeal Obamcare. That alone was enough reason to get him elected. People who stayed home because Romney wasn´t pure enough, thereby letting Obamacare seize control of our lives and deaths, disgust me.

I think he could have done some good with out budgets, would have approved the pipeline, etc. Not sure he would have been tough enough to gut the federal agencies the way they ought to be.

Romney would have made things better but instead we´re looking into the abyss.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: viking diver, 3/15/2013 3:20:54 PM     (No. 9226935)

I don´t think romney would have repealed obummer care, after all he signed romney care and we know how that is working out for the state of Mass. Plus I´m sick and tired of people blaming those who didn´t vote for him or "stayed" home, that wasn´t why romney lost, he lost due to lack of interest in answering back actuations from zero´s attact machine, and from not capitalizing on his 1st debate win and then not trying to win afterwards. In essense the presidency was his to lose and he did indeed lose it. but the biggest reason was the vote stealing which he didn´t challange. So stop blaming everyone except where the blame is deserved.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Aria, 3/15/2013 3:34:48 PM     (No. 9226951)

So much easier to blame someone other than our own stubborn selves. Remember that when you try to find a doctor.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: olcap, 3/15/2013 3:44:41 PM     (No. 9226958)

I guess those who were disgusted that some would have the GALL to not vote for Romney, (or anyone else they felt did not deserve their vote), because THAT person says so, will be a lot more disgusted at the next GOP RINO loss.

How bout you keep voting for any republican RINO that they run, and others will discern and discriminate in their choice, or is that not "free" enough for you? I guess we can put you in charge of ALL voting, so you can be sure that everyone votes for the same people that you do. After all, that´s what you´re lobbying for here, isn´t it?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 3/15/2013 3:45:04 PM     (No. 9226959)

Amen #6! Please show me where 3-4 million stayed home and didn´t vote. They had to be back in the hills where they didn´t know what was going on. For most I know, Romney was not their first choice but they had no problem voting for him when he became the candidate.

The RNC needs to start making noise about getting the vote process cleaned up. Close the open primaries (which I understand is how Ms. Lindsey Grahamnesty keeps getting elected), get machines that are not programmable to give the vote to the democrat, require voter ID, go back to ELECTION DAY for voting and get away from this early voting bee-ess. Clean up the voter rolls and don´t let the crooks from the other side stop you. I´m sure there are other things to be done, but most importantly, have a litle pot of indelible ink there to mark the voters when they finish casting their ballot.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: sinic, 3/15/2013 3:45:13 PM     (No. 9226960)

All of you who had a disdain for Romney as a candidate, hope you enjoy the next 4 years in the economic dumpster...along with the rest of us who you have now dragged along with you. KMA, you wouldn´t know good if it hit you in the arse.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: JAN, 3/15/2013 3:53:40 PM     (No. 9226973)

Mr. Klein, what is the point of your insipid article?

Oh, what difference do you make? NONE

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Reply 12 - Posted by: absalom, 3/15/2013 3:54:35 PM     (No. 9226975)

Whenever the light of truth reflects on Romney his water carriers man the barricades. How predictable, but facts are inconvenient. As a candidate he was way beyond incompetent. W/an effective unemployment rate, since ´08, at 17%; ´numbers guy´ Romney couldn´t make a case for change w/the average voter! What a mensch! Voter fraud is a canard advanced by the delusional. R Gov´s were in control in virtually every single battleground state, all of which he lost. A fact! Romney lost because he was a feckless and inept nominee who stood for absolutely nothing and the voters knew it in their bones. So they decided to stick w/the buffoon they knew. Principled conservatives warned in vain about Romney since ´06 but were told to shut up. So be it as it matters little now that a new party is in the womb.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: alpha91c, 3/15/2013 3:58:21 PM     (No. 9226978)

Actually, I wanted a conservative for president, not a decent man who is to decent, or whimpy to stand up to the dems. Romney was not a conservative. I will not vote for a dem and see no reason why I should vote for a non-conservative or a dem-lite.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rafter, 3/15/2013 4:20:49 PM     (No. 9227020)

#2 and also #11 say it best.

Looking at the photo of "Philip Klein"...
I´d say the writer is very jealous of a 65 year old man who... well...
the writer is pointless and obviously jealous.

Get a life doing something else besides criticizing your far, far betters, chump.
You only draw attention to your own shortcomings, idiot.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: brownshoepogue, 3/15/2013 4:30:03 PM     (No. 9227039)

I voted for Romney. He lost. I voted for john vichy petain, he lost. That is history. We should learn from history.
The lessons I learned from 2008 and 2012?
1. I will not support the RNC...unless they:
a. Publicly send sen john "vichy" petain to the woodshed. He needs to show cause for continued association and support by the republican party.
b. RNC come right and admonish any republican who strays from long established conservative principles.
c. Support conservative upstarts, withdraw support for broken down RINO collaborators.
2. I will not vote for a RINO again. I have in the past (often). Now its the RINO supporters who need to change their mindset, and vote for conservatives only. "Winning" with RINO collaborators is not winning. Their are members of the dem-lite loser party. (DLLP).
3. I am coming to the conclusion that a third party is what is needed. To those who respond that we will never win a national election again... I offer that they are probably correct, especially if RINOs much like what we ended up with in 2008 and 2012 are our candidates in 2014 and 2016.
Time for a change....


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Reply 16 - Posted by: noproblems, 3/15/2013 4:38:03 PM     (No. 9227047)

okay, I am amazed to see that people do not understand that peoples stayed home rather than vote for etch a sketch. the establishment repugs know it it, and also understand that their base is no longer willing to vote for someone in the political/ruling class like Romney.

but hey, if you dont believe that, 0bama got 7 million votes less than last time. Did these people vote for Romeny? Did not think so.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 3/15/2013 5:04:35 PM     (No. 9227084)

The liberal/RINO ticket in 2016 is Christie and Jeb Bush. There will be a girly-man cat fight for the nomination to see who can out-RINO each other and Christie will end up at the top of the ticket.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: KTWO, 3/15/2013 5:52:57 PM     (No. 9227138)

#2 is right. And #4. It was right to invite him. He knew he wasn´t summoned to propose the 2016 GOP platform or lecture. So he didn´t.

Voters who stayed home because their perfect person wasn´t on the ballot accomplished nothing. Was that a big factor? I don´t know.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 3/15/2013 6:31:15 PM     (No. 9227186)

There are legitimate grounds for criticism of Romney´s campaign - poster #6 raises a couple of good points. But those who believe that Mitt was foisted on us by some shadowy "establishment" or that a third party is the answer are seriously misguided, IMO.

Acceptance of a clear-cut conservatism depends upon a moral clarity and sense of individual responsibility which have been lost in recent decades. The erosion has been going on for at least a half a century. Invoke Reagan all you want, dump on Romney and others to your heart´s content, but none of it will bring back the responsible, common sense America we grew up in.

I have no answers, just lots of trepidation.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 3/15/2013 6:49:03 PM     (No. 9227207)

I just love how the columnists always have all the answers. That includes fat, old guys who criticize football, basketball, and baseball players in writing their columns. I always think, if they have all the answers, why aren´t they running for office or playing sports.

As for the "real" conservatives who are still upset because the establishment didn´t choose a "real" conservative, maybe you can make a difference, run for office, and win. Give it a try.

One more thing, I hope the Republicans talk Rush, or the most conservative person they can find, in to running for president so we can see if they can actually win. IMO, they could win if they give away the goodies like the Dems. Romney wasn´t going to do that.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Fledrmaus, 3/15/2013 7:37:00 PM     (No. 9227273)

"I will not vote for a RINO again."

Now look here, #15, you´ve got to listen to "your far, far betters" and get with the program! You see, the Republican Party OWNS you. And your vote? They own that too. It´s theirs, they´re entitled to it, and you have to hand it over whenever they demand it, no questions asked. You see what happens to people who "stay home" - why they´re THIEVES, that´s what they are! They deliberately stuffed a Republican-branded vote into their pockets and refused to hand it over to its lawful owner! That makes them the enemy. Not the people who actually sold their votes to Obama, the highest bidder, but the people who had the temerity to think that they had any role in an election other than as beast of burden for their owners.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 3/15/2013 8:38:16 PM     (No. 9227364)

How convenient to forget we have a primary process. The last man standing was Romney because the others imploded and the reality TV queen didn´t run. I think the sane people are at least aware that Reagan wouldn´t win thanks to Santa Barack & and the kneepad media. Staying home and not voting ensures he and mayor Hans Landa take our guns & ammo and soft drinks away.

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KIEV/BALACLAVA, Ukraine - Ukraine mobilized on Sunday for war and called up its reserves, after Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to invade in the biggest confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War. Ukraine´s security council ordered the general staff to immediately put all armed forces on highest alert, the council´s secretary Andriy Parubiy announced. The Defense Ministry was ordered to conduct the call-up, potentially of all men up to 40 in a country that still has universal male conscription.

Pipeline protesters arrested at White House
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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/3/2014 12:07:09 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON—Police arrested hundreds of people who strapped themselves to the White House fence on Sunday to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. The protesters were mostly college students who participated in a peaceful march that began at Georgetown University and ended outside the White House. They chanted "climate justice now" and carried signs with slogans such as "don´t tarnish the earth" in an effort to persuade President Barack Obama to reject the pipeline. They say it will worsen global warming. Protesters were passionate but quite orderly. Police were waiting for them with buses and vans to speed the process.

   

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